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A Facebook post claims that a screenshot of a map shows hundreds of “sitting” ships around the Americas waiting to dock. That’s inaccurate. The map is from MarineTraffic’s website and shows all the vessels transmitting their positions.How many container ships are waiting outside ports around the world?
This only compounded the delays already being caused by Covid outbreaks. According to the Financial Times there are currently (as of yesterday) 584 container ships waiting to offload outside ports around the world.Are there cargo ships waiting to unload in Los Angeles?
Here is the same area of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean on MarineTraffic early on the morning of the 16th October (1.20am). This map shows that most of the same container ships are still waiting to unload. Cargo vessels on this map are shown in green. The green circles are cargo ships which aren't moving.How many ships are waiting to offload from Hong Kong ports?
The cargo ports of Hong Kong and Shenzhen currently have nearly 100 ships waiting to offload. This week the ports were forced to close for two days because of a typhoon. This only compounded the delays already being caused by Covid outbreaks.